A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

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Protostriker M is an old school SHMUP and a throwback to the days of 8-bit gaming. Get powered up, destroy the aliens and save the galaxy!

Features include:

- Full gamepad support and control config

- Authentic 8-bit graphics and chiptunes

- Six levels of action

- Four different weapon pickups that are retained and can be cycled

Available for Windows and Linux!


Protostriker M is my first original game. Up until now I've been honing my programming skills by writing various simple clones. The game was meant to be fairly simple so that I would be able to finish it in a reasonable amount of time.

Since I started to learn programming, I've been excited to try and create a game that looked, played, and sounded like the first video games that I ever laid eyes on, NES games. I'm still fascinated by them. I think I was pretty successful in that as I stuck pretty close to the NES technical limitations, using them as a soft restriction rather than obsessing over them.

I learned a ton while making this game and I hope you enjoy it!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Protostriker M - Windows 43 MB
Protostriker M - Linux 53 MB


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I really loved this game and had fun playing it. I did a video gameplay of it for others who may want to see the gameplay of it. 

Aw thanks so much! Thank you for sharing the video too! So cool to see my game being streamed!